Friday, February 8, 2013

Books: UST Publishing House releases FILCOLS Member Salud’s ‘The Distance of Rhymes and Other Tragedies’

The University of Santo Tomas Publishing House announces the release of Philippines Graphic Magazine Editor-in-Chief and FILCOLS member Joel Salud’s debut collection of short stories “The Distance of Rhymes and Other Tragedies”.

The back cover blurb reads: “An old poet spends his days away from the girl he loves, bridging the distance only with rhymes. A magical green rose finds its way into the hands of a former lover, finally heaping vengeance on the past. A rebel grapples to make sense of his years in jail by writing a letter to his only daughter. A penitent professor scours the darkness for words and pens his apologies in blood. A woman holds on to fainting memories of another life with nothing but the scent of flowers. Beneath an explosion of light a child is born, only to be murdered by the very faith it has inspired.

“Hardly a book about misfortunes, The Distance of Rhymes and Other Tragedies is an excursion in storytelling down delicate and misty roads. At once adoring and passionate, each story bravely maintains a quality reminiscent of old fables but with a netherworldly hum. That it’s a foray into the murkier side of the human soul is never in doubt, but one that offers illumination even as it ferrets for answers in the dark.”

Those interested to purchase copies may call 4061611 local 8424.

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